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Eidolous the False

Whitehood Mountains Castle Battle-Mage

Illusion and Creation College expert

Total: 75 points
[Created by Ian Turner.]

Attributes (40 CP):

ST: 10 (0)
DX: 12 (20)
IQ: 12 (20)
HT: 10 (0)

Advantages (25 CP):

Magical Aptitude level 2 (25), Familiar (0) (25 CP)

Disadvantages (-40 CP):

Duty (*) (-10), Overconfidence (-10), Enemy (Elonion, a Very Beautiful Created Warrior woman (100 CP) who became Permanent on a Crit Success and free-willed when he stopped maintaining the spell, She doesn't approve of her "Soullessness" or the use to which she was put pre-freedom.) (-10) and Struggling Wealth (-10)

Quirks (-5 CP):

Compulsive Liar (to a point!) (-1), Plans to Open a Business Selling his Created Servants' Skills (someday) (-1), Usually Speaks via Complex Illusion spell, with Visual embellishment (-1), Often Hides under a Complex Illusion Shell as other Races, Genders, etc (-1) and Uses his Created Animals to express himself (-1)

Skills (15 CP):

Staff (from Spear) 0-10, Pickpocket 1/2-9, Sleight of Hand 1/2-9, Running 1/2-7, Acrobatics 1/2-9
Spear 2-12, Sculpting 1/2-10, Calligraphy 1/2-10, Woodworking 1/2-10, Carousing 1/2-8, Dancing 1/2-10
Singing 1/2-9, Shield 1-12
Tactics 1-10, Strategy 1-10, Read/Write: Anglish 1-10, Artist 2-11
Anglish 0-12, Orcish 1/2-10, Elvish 1/2-10, Merchant 1-11

Spells (40 CP):

Simple Illusion 1-12, Complex Illusion 6-15, Perfect Illusion 1-12, Create Object (VH) 12-15, Create Animal 6-15, Create Servant 1-12, Create Warrior 1-12, Know Illusion 1-12, Illusion Shell 1-12, Illusion Disguise 1-12 (Illusion & Creation Improv skill: 10)
Sound 1-12 (Imp 1)
Light 1-12 (Imp 1)
Seek Water 1-12, Purify Water 1-12, Create Water 1-12 (Imp 3)
Seek Earth 1-12, Shape Earth 1-12, Earth to Stone 1-12, Create Earth 1-12 (Imp 4)

Spell Research

a spell of Reflections that creates multiple illusory duplicates of the subject to distract foes.

Eidolous' Familiar (Brujeira Chonchon)

Chonchon Familiar: ST: 8, DX: 12, IQ: 7, HT: 11, SPD: 12, Dodge: 6, PD: 2, DR: 1/2, Dam: 1d-2 Cut, R: C, Size: 1 hex, Wt: 30 lbs. Brujeira has Combat Reflexes, Winged Flight and permanent Invisibility. (0 CP)


Finally got around to adding Familiars and Disads to the 25 "Generic Mages" our PC's hired in a fairly long-running GURPS campaign. All are 75 CP and any could be used alone. They were made before Grimoire, so none of them have any spells from it. I will probably make a few based on Grimoire spells later.

* All have a -10 CP Duty (Whitehood Castle, 12 or less).

All are 75 CP characters.

As an army contingent, they are outfitted with Heavy Leather Armor of +1 PD, +2 DR and 25% Lighten, 1 Chiron unguent, a Ring of Bless 1 and a Fine Staff with a Spearhead and Staff spell. The exceptions are Wild Jasmine, who has enchanted Dog-Barding and non-magical Heavy Leather and a large necklace of Bless 1 and Carlsen the Wraith, who has upper class clothes of +1 PD and +2 DR and who has a 25% Lighten on his Staff in lieu of a spearhead.

All Familiars have IQ: 7 (5), Rider Within (5), Telepathy (5) & Mage Suffers Wounds (-15) for a net cost of 0 CP. The exceptions are Balthazar's Owl, Asura's Kekeko, Breas' Serpent, Wild Jasmine's Changeling and Darmon's Faerie, all of which have IQ: 7 (5), Speech (10) & Mage Suffers Wounds (-15) for a net cost of 0 CP.

The last 10 Mages are from a Mages Academy and are "on practicum," having spent 1/2 of their starting wealth on their training & are the best of the best. The others were recruited in various other venues, but are working well with the students. Notable friends include; Akron & Calthnum, Carlsen & Emmorath, Shivaak & Y'ghrul-Neh and Mymerah & Samilthea. Asura has become rather tight with the contingent of 10 Healing Mages that are separately retained elsewhere in the castle. Mokharitos & Norskaal spend too much time around the Sworn Executioner, who is "known" by all to be a sadistic Necromancer. Chorozon & Carlsen are secretly brothers. Their overseer is the doddering old duck, Seron, a partially senile, half-blind, mostly deaf and overwhelmingly powerful sorcerer who rose from humble beginnings (knowing only Earth Magics and a few Healing spells to clear mastery of a dozen colleges!) to become the Court Wizard to Castle Whitehood. Anyone who says "Whitebread Castle" in front of its Lord, Sir Senistar, will probably get an unforgettable private meeting with the aforementioned Executioner . . .

--Ian Turner.


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